The settlement is a result of companies releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.

Ohio chemicals settlement gives $25 million to Delaware

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Environment

The First State is getting $25 million from a newly settled lawsuit in Ohio that triggered a contingency payment to Delaware. Chemours, DuPont and Corteva reached a $110 million settlement in Ohio over  “forever chemicals,” which refer to the release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from the facilities of those companies. The substances, known as PFAS, have negative environmental impacts. …

Bill would toughen, widen ban on single-use plastic bags

Betsy PriceBusiness, Environment, Featured, Government, Headlines

DNREC is surveying consumers on Delaware’s ban on single-use plastic bags. (DNREC) Delaware’s ban on single-use plastic bags might become tougher, if a new bill becomes law. HB 212, introduced Thursday, goes for multiple measures: • The ban would expand to all stores as of July 1, 2022. • Reusable bags would have to be even thicker. • Reusable bags …

Delaware Botanic Gardens ready for a real First State summer crowd

Betsy PriceBeaches, Delaware Nonprofits, Environment, Headlines

A path allows visitors to walk along Pepper Creek.   The Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek is hoping for a radically different summer this year than last. It had opened only six months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and its first summer was marked with mask and social distancing mandates, as cases rose and fell. Now, with relaxed mask …